Khaleda files separate bail petition

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday filed a separate petition with the High Court seeking bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

 Lawyers Nowshad Jamir and Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of the BNP chief, submitted the 880-page bail petition in the morning showing 31 grounds for granting her bail.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim is set to hear the petition on Thursday after hearing another appeal filed by her challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.

Earlier on Tuesday, lawyers of the BNP chairperson filed an appeal with the High Court challenging her sentence in the graft case. The court fixed Thursday for hearing it.

On 8 February last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

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